The hit podcast, Dr. Death, tells the true, Dallas story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. It was reported and hosted by Laura Beil. She will be in conversation with acclaimed Texas Monthly writer, Skip Hollandsworth.
Laura Beil has more than 20 years of experience in health and science writing. In 2014, she received the top medical journalism award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She began my career in newspapers, and was the longtime medical reporter for the Dallas Morning News. In 2006, she left the world of daily journalism to write mostly for magazines. She is a contributor at Men’s Health, and a correspondent for Science News magazine. While she specialize in matters of health and science, she has also written about gun-toting liberals for D Magazine, and was the writer-reporter of the “Thugs” episode for the NPR series This American Life. She grew up in the piney woods of East Texas, but now live outside Dallas.
Before joining the Texas Monthly staff, in 1989, executive editor Skip Hollandsworth worked as a reporter and columnist in Dallas and as a television producer and documentary filmmaker. During his tenure with the magazine, he has received several journalism awards, including a National Headliners Award, the national John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism, the City and Regional Magazine gold award for feature writing, and the Texas Institute of Letters O. Henry Award for magazine writing. He has been a finalist four times for a National Magazine Award, the magazine industry’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, and in 2010 he won the National Magazine Award in feature writing for “Still Life,” his story about a young man who, after suffering a crippling football injury in high school, spent the next 33 years in his bedroom, unable to move. The 2011 movie Bernie, which Hollandsworth co-wrote with Richard Linklater, is based on his January 1998 story, “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas.” His true crime history, The Midnight Assassin, about a series of murders that took place in Austin in 1885, was published in April 2016 by Henry Holt and Co.
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Dates & Times
- Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm 2019-02-28 19:30:00 2019-02-28 22:30:00 America/Chicago True Crime #5 - Laura Beil: Dr. Death //artandseek.org/calendar/event/94104/true-crime-5-laura-beil-dr-death The Wild Detectives, 314 W. 8th St, Dallas, TX, 75208